NEW YORK — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players’ association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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NEW YORK—Major League Baseball players are upset over the prospect teams may seek additional pay cuts if games are played in empty ballparks due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Their anger was stoked last week when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was told by Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon that the union would have to agree to lower salaries if games are played without fans.
NEW YORK—Rob Manfred wants Major League Baseball to be in position to take the field whenever government and health officials give the go-ahead.
“I think it's incumbent upon us to turn over every stone to try to play the game in 2020 if there's any way we can in the environment,” the baseball commissioner said yesterday during an interview with The Associated Press.
HOUSTON—The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next.
HOUSTON—Max Scherzer was taunted over his eyes as a kid. Now he treasures them.
Washington's Game 1 starter in the World Series against Houston has baseball's most unusual orbs: blue on the right, brown on the left, a condition known as Heterochromia iridis.
NEW YORK—Luis Severino pumped 98 m.p.h. heaters and sliders past batters and fooled them with changeups.
“Our ace is back," Aaron Judge proclaimed. "I'm excited about it. And just at the right time.”
LOS ANGELES—Chris Sale's final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California—and even outside Fenway Park back home.
The quest is complete. Yes, these 2018 Red Sox really are that great.
A team to remember from top to bottom. A season to savour from start to finish.
NEW YORK—Fans have been waiting for another one of these rumbles: baseball's most-bitter rivals set to tangle again—this time as 100-win heavyweights in the playoffs.
Munson vs. Fisk, Pedro vs. Popeye , 'A-Rod' vs. Varitek, and earlier this year, Brock Holt vs. Tyler Austin.
LOS ANGELES—George Springer screamed with joy as he circled the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the 11th inning.
Would it be enough? Was this the final plot twist on one of the wildest nights in post-season history?
Yes, it was—barely—and the Houston Astros won a World Series game for the first time in their 56 seasons.
NEW YORK—Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered.
Greeted by an array of “All Rise” signs in a ballpark that fits their style, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made a pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the N.Y. Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 last night.
The win cut their deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.